The History and Development of the M14 EBR
A special thank
Clyde Armory and
Smith Enterprise, Inc
For evaluation purposes the folks at CRANE
NSWC and others custom
With a new replacement stock
machined from a solid billet of aluminum...
USN MK14 Mod 2 EBR-EDMV
The only EBR issued with the M14 EBR trigger shoe
Why should you install the M14 EBR trigger shoe?
The M14 SSR - modernized
A few 'civilian' straight back Mod 2 PMRI
interface butt stocks
were available from SAGE in '14, all of them were black.
US ARMY M14EBR-RI
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NAVY SEAL GRAY (NSG) MK 14 Mod 0
Designated Marksman, M14, EBR Tactical Aluminum Chassis Stock
with telescoping butt stock, adjustable cheek rest and butt pad
Not satisfied with the standard EBR the SEALs requested
additional changes and modifications.
< NSWC CRANE modified several EBR stocks for further evaluation.
The front of the EBR stock was shortened from 13" to 11.25" and extra lightening cuts were made.
This reduced length
side rails that are
1.60" shorter than those used
on EBR stocks.
< The NAVY SEAL GRAY "Chop Mod" EBR stock was born. Crane built MK14 Mod 0 pictured.
Hundreds of stocks have been delivered to
< Pictured on the left is a January 2005 production NSG 'Chop Mod' stock.
|< Para Jumper with a CRANE MK14 MOD 0 in a Navy Seal Gray (NSG) EBR.|
NAVY SEAL MK 14 Mod 1
CQB M14, EBR Tactical Aluminum Chassis
Stock with M4/M16 style receiver extension tube
Within the great state of TEXAS
of 11 SAGE NAVY SEAL Mod 1 CQB EBR
Only eleven 1st generation Mod 1 stocks were released to the public.
Additional 1st generation Mod 1 stocks became available late in 2011.
The chassis has been
machined in several
areas around the magwell to reduce weight.
generation Mod 1 stock pictured above 2nd generation Mod 1 stock.
1of 25 made 'Dot
Matrix' NAVY SEAL GRAY EBR
Purchased from Clyde Armory 12/18/2004
NOTE: Outside of military contracts, Clyde Armory is the sole source for the NSG color on SAGE stocks.
25 full length 'Dot Matrix' EBR Stocks were built to NAVY SEAL
Chop Mod specifications (except length) and included with the
first batch of military issue NSG Chop Mod stocks mentioned above
for anodizing a special NAVY SEAL GRAY (NSG) color 11/2004.
1 of 25 'Dot Matrix' NSG chassis are collectors items.
A similar full length NSG EBR was issued...
have the hand laid dot-matrix inscription pictured.
All 25 Navy Gray EBRs were sold to the general public by Clyde Armory.
stock is noticeably lighter than the vintage EBR
stock due in
Civilian Mod 0 type SEI in a 1 of 25 'Dot Matrix' EBR chassis
< Featured in Lee Emerson's books: M14 Rifle History and Development 1 & 2
MK14 Mod 0 type SEI
with Fisher Ent./SEI M14-DC sound suppressor.
Wind Talker™ Sound Suppressors ~ SEI Showcase
Vintage (2004) SAGE EBR
< Springfield Armory, Inc. Scout Squad below vintage SAGE M14 EBR chassis stock.
This was my very first hands on experience with the EBR chassis system.
< Complete Scout M1A action being prepared for installation.
Pictured with assorted parts and accessories 10/2004.
< Scout M1A in the vintage EBR stock with accessories 11/2004. < EBR Ashley, the original EBR girl.
Three (3) of these stocks were marked: "Smith Enterprise M14 EBR-RINM-SEI"
US Marine M39EMR
At Camp Perry, Ron Smith poses with Doug Carlstrom,
the project manager for the M14 EBR program at TACOM-RI.
"Doug is holding what will soon be an accepted service
rifle for competition at Camp Perry and NRA matches.
The rifle pictured has our approved barrel and gas system.
This particular rifle shot 184 out of 200 at a 1000
yards by Ret. Brigadier General Eddy Newman.
We are offering a replica of this with some variations
and the stocks will marked RINM-NM". -- Ron Smith
EDIT: I don't believe they were approved for competition.
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